RAND Expert to Testify before Congress on the Future of Self-Driving Cars


RAND autonomous vehicle expert Nidhi Kalra will testify before the House Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection. She will speak about “Self-Driving Cars: Road to Deployment.”


Kalra will discuss:

  • The challenges to ensuring autonomous vehicles are safe before they are allowed on the road for consumer use
  • Why road testing autonomous vehicles cannot prove their safety
  • Recommendations to Congress and policymakers to realize the benefits and mitigate the drawbacks of autonomous vehicles.


10:15 a.m. E.T., Tuesday, February 14, 2017


2123 Rayburn House Office Building


To arrange an interview, contact the RAND Office of Media Relations:
(703) 414-4795 or
(310) 451-6913, or
send an email to media@rand.org.

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